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Work/Life Current Workshops

Be Well at Work - Work/Life program offers monthly educational workshops and webinars on topics related to parenting and finances . They are presented by professionals with specialized knowledge.


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Spring 2019 Parenting Workshops

Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age

Wednesday, 2/6; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Richard Freed, Ph.D

Dr. Richard Freed will speak on raising happy, healthy kids in the digital age. Learn how a virtually unknown merger between the tech industry and psychology is leading to video games, social media, and smartphones that kids can’t put down. And, why this means children and teens need our help to navigate this digital landscape.
This interactive talk will explore key questions:

• How technology affects family, and how important family is for kids
• Why video games, social media, and phones pose the risk of addiction
• How to foster kids’ school success amid digital distractions
• Who better understands technology: parents or kids, and
• How to help kids grow up to use tech productively

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Planning Your Pregnancy Leave

Thursday, 2/14; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker:Theresa McLemore, UCB HR Employee Relations Consultant
Sheila Taliafero, UCB Disability Counselor Ann Gilbert, UCB Academic Personnel

Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees.

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The Power of Play: How to Reduce Conflict and Build a Close Connection with Your Child

Wednesday, 3/6; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Julie Johnson, The Parent Child Connection

Rarely do we feel like playing when our children have been whiny, uncooperative, or are headed for a meltdown.  But play is often what children need to get their behavior back on track.  In this workshop you’ll learn how play can be used to release tension, work through difficult behaviors, and bring you closer to your child.  You’ll also learn what you can do on the days that you don’t have the energy or bandwidth to play.  You’ll take home powerful strategies that will help you resolve conflict and bring warmth and connection back to your family.

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Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work or School

Thursday, 4/4; 1 pm - 4:15 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Tina Benitez, IBCLC, Certified Lactation Consultant

This 3 hour class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and is broken up into two parts.
The first portion of the class, 1-3pm, addresses breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The second portion of class, 3:15-4:15pm, covers returning-to-work planning and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the last portion of the class.

Please note: Students and all others unable to use the UCB Learning Center to enroll, please enroll by calling Be Well at Work – Wellness Program at (510) 643-4646.

Go to the Breastfeeding Support Program page to learn more about breast pumps sold at our cost plus tax, lactation rooms on campus, and additional resources.

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Communication Skills to Support Your Quiet Teens

Wednesday, 5/8; 12:10 - 1.30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: April Snow, AMFT. and Jessica Weikers, AMFT

Many parents are looking for more connection, communication and clarity when interacting with their quiet teens, but don’t know how to reach them or be a more central figure in their lives.  In this dynamic workshop led by two teen therapists, you will learn how to feel more confident engaging in open conversations with your teen that don’t feel forced, invasive, or strained. When parents and teens are communicating more effectively, everyone benefits. Parents feel more in touch, and teens learn lifelong tools to express themselves and advocate for their needs in all their relationships.

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Spring 2019 Financial Workshops

Saving For Your Child's Education

Thursday, 2/21; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Sherry Young, Bank of the West Wealth Management Group, & Jake Cleary, Bank of the West Investment Services

Learn about the importance of saving for college, how it plays into overall financial planning, and investment vehicles available.  You’ll also learn about gifting limits, possible tax ramifications and the importance of partnering with a licensed professional.

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8th Annual UC Berkeley Financial Fair

Thursday, March 7th; 9 am - 1 pm, Sutardja Dai Hall

The Financial Fair for Personal Finance is an opportunity for UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees to attend workshops, learn about campus resources, and visit with campus financial vendors. 

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Your Credit Score & More - Borrowing Basics

Wednesday, 4/3; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Richard Ruiz, & Chris Lane, Bank of the West 

This seminar provides a comprehensive overview of critical information related to consumer lending options.  The session topics include a review of different credit types, costs associated with obtaining credit, your rights as a borrower, what creditors review when making a credit decision and ideas on how to manage your credit.

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Fundamentals of Retirement Income Planning 

Tuesday, 4/23; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Laura Crymble, Fidelity

Introduction to key concepts, considerations, and resources for determining when you are ready to retire.

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